It's Sunday and that is great for TWO reasons! Not only is it time for anther fab challenge over at the Paper Players...but it is also my husband's birthday! Happy Birthday, sweetie! But you came here for some stamping, right? So let's get to the challenge at hand. This week, the lovely Nance is our hostess and she has a Theme Challenge for us. It's all about MOM at the Paper Players, this week!
For my project, I was inspired by my own Mom. Seriously, that lady loves to shop. Ha! Guess I know where I get it from! What better Mother's Day gift, then one centered around the "sport" of shopping? Give it up for some new Stampin' Up! goodies! Whoo hoo! As soon as I saw the new Keep Calm Hostess set from the upcoming catalog, I knew I had to have it. "Keep Calm and Shop On" is probably the best sentiment EVER! Paired with that sweet handbag image...ahhh, that is pure shopping bliss! I used the colors in the new Floral District DSP for the project, too. I am seriously, loving this new paper!
After stamping those handbags, I remembered that I had the Petite Purse die which I bought a few months ago and never used. Hello there, coordinating gift box..with more bling, of course! All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of the post, but please feel free to email me if you have any questions. :)
This bitty handbag can hold some chocolates or in this case, a piece of jewelry. The reverse side of the paper was NOT a coordinating color...so, I had to die cut a second purse in Lucky Limeade card stock and glued the patterned paper to it. This way, when the purse is opened, the inside matches the color-theme.
Here is a shot of the inside of the card, which I turned into a gift card holder. With that sentiment, you almost have to add some spending power for the recipient, don't you? I simply added Sticky Strip around the sides and bottom of the Lucky Limeade card stock, to create a "pocket" for the gift card. It's a gift card holder, designed as a card! Super simple and can easily be adapted for any occasion!Thanks for stopping by! I sure hope you will join us over at the Paper Players and share your creations for Mother's Day. The challenge is open until Friday, May 11th until Noon (PST). Please stop by and visit the rest of the gals on the Design Team, to see their beautiful projects:
The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (you are here)
Have a super Sunday!
I'm off to spend the day with my favorite Birthday Boy! *grin*
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Keep Calm (NEW, Hostess), Teeny Tiny Wishes and You're a Gem (inside)
Paper: Floral District DSP (NEW), Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade Classic ink
Punches: 1" Circle punch, 1- 1/4" Circle punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, 1/4" Circle punch, Bitty Punch Pack (flower on the handbag)
Accessories: Petite Purse Bigz die, Bitty Banners Framelits die (NEW) , Dazzling Details colored with Rich Razzleberry re-inker, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: Amazon Gift Card